Raintree County (1957) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Millard Kaufman, Thomas D. Tannenbaum and David Lewis.
Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Elizabeth Taylor||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: William A. Horning, Urie McCleary; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Hugh Hunt||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Walter Plunkett||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Johnny Green||Nominated|
Raintree County (1957)By Beatrice on Jul 23, 2016 From Flickers in Time
Raintree County Directed by Edward Dmytryck Written by Millard Kaufman from a novel by Ross Lockridge Jr. 1957/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental Epic-length melodramas aren’t my thing. This one is just tedious despite Liz Taylor’s?Oscar-nominated performance as a ... Read full article
Raintree CountyBy RBuccicone on May 13, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies
Raintree County (1957) ???? Raintree County marked a significant point in the career of Montgomery Clift, although not a positive one. It was a box office hit because people flocked to the theater to compare the before and after images of the face of a man who had been disfigured?in a car accident d... Read full article
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John Wickliff Shawnessy: I do all three at the same time.
Susanna Drake: Johnny, I had to come back. I'm going to have a baby.
T.D. Shawnessy: [to Flash, who is drinking beer in public] Flash Perkins, don't you know that your body is the temple of the spirit, and you defile and pollute it with that Devil's brew you have there?
Orville 'Flash' Perkins: [Nonchalantly] Why, if you say so, pappy...
T.D. Shawnessy: Why don't you come 'round to our next temperance rally. Come 'round and take the Total Abstinence Pledge.
Orville 'Flash' Perkins: Why, pappy, I'll take that pledge right now.
T.D. Shawnessy: Orville, we want men to take that pledge only when they're sober.
Orville 'Flash' Perkins: But if they're sober, what's the point in havin' them take the pledge?
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The first preview for this film was held January 24, 1957 at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, the film ran 3 hours and 6 minutes. On March 19, 1957 the New York Times reported that retakes would begin later that month so "that certain dramatic points will be emphasized by re-shooting in close-up and that extra footage will be added to achieve smoother transitions in the sprawling drama." When the film was ready for release two options were offered to exhibitors, either the 168 minute version as a two screenings a day feature or a continuous performance version that ran 151 minutes.
Finnish censorship visas: 1) theatrical visa delivered on 18-3-1988. 2) visa # T-49650 delivered on 27-9-1995 (video).
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